Fresh tomato dip – Salsa



Tomato dip prepared with this recipe has tangy and spicy taste and can be served as accompaniment with snacks like nachos, tortilla, chips, finger chips, etc. or as relish.

Yields-1 -11/2 cup
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes


  • Finely chopped Wine tomatoes-3-4 medium
  • Finely chopped onion-1 medium
  • Minced/grated garlic-2 cloves
  • Olive oil-1 tbsp
  • Low –fat mozzarella cheese-2-3 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste

For spices:

  • Bay leaves-1
  • Red chilies-2-3 (adjust as per the spice)
  • Cinnamon- 1” stick
  • Black pepper corns- 4-5
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp

For garnishing :

  • Basil leaves or fresh cilantro/coriander leaves.


Preparation step:

  • In a pan dry roast the spices (red chillies, cinnamon, bay leaf, pepper corns, cumin seeds) on a medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. Allow it to cool a bit and then place it in the blender and ground to powder and set aside.

To make dip:

  • Heat oil in a large pan add the onion and cook until translucent.
  • Stir in garlic cook for few seconds.
  • Add tomatoes, ground spice mixture, salt, turn the heat to medium high, cover and cook until the tomatoes are very soft, about 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Mash the tomatoes using potato masher and cook until thickened.
  • Once it reaches the desired consistency- turn off the heat, cool slightly and stir in cheese and basi/cilantro.
  • Serve with Bread Or Chips


  • OR as a spread for wraps like fajitas/tortillas

Whole wheat wraps


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 5, 2015, in Dips, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. It looks delicious. I admit the cinnamon took me by surprise. But I think i can imagine it. It definitely sounds quick and easy. I’d like to give it a try. Huge hugs!


  3. Just the right time for the summer!


  4. Definitely something to try! A perfect summer recipe!


  5. krish recipes

    hmmm… mouth watering

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  6. krish recipes

    hmm… mouth watering

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  7. Its favorful and delicious

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  8. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  9. I love to make salsas when the local tomatoes are fresh off the vine. Your recipe sounds delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Love the vibrant color.. Perfcet dip C

    Liked by 1 person

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